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Winter Weather and Water

In southern Arizona and Florida, it is now prime riding season. For equestrians in the upper Midwest, it is snow, cold and gloom. Here in Colorado we have a mixture of snow and cold but are blessed with most days providing glorious warm sunshine. It is a…

5 Things to Watch For in Your Horse's Hooves This Winter

This month, winter officially arrives! That may be a scary thought for some, and a happy one for others. Most equestrians, however, don’t enjoy the temperature drops, shorter days, and the thought of snow. Winter brings the possibility of issues like…

Equine Joint Arthritis

What Is Equine Joint Arthritis As in humans, equine arthritis is a kind of “catch all” term that refers to inflammation in joints and surrounding tissues. It is painful, especially when it affects high motion, heavy weight-bearing joints such as the…

Sliding Stop, Roll-back, and Spin: Supporting Healthy Joints

Sliding stop, roll-back, and spin are terms used by reining enthusiasts to describe certain movements in their reining patterns. Every riding discipline has terms that describe the specific maneuvers and movements completed during practice and…

Caring for Your Senior Horse

In recent years, a large selection of feeds targeting senior equines has become available at most feed stores. These feeds are specifically developed for our senior equine friends who may have dental, digestive and weight maintenance issues. After years…

What You Need to Know About Horse Digestive Support

The Basics of Digestion in Horses Things to know before you go: Equine Foregut: Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Intestine Equine Hindgut: Cecum, Large Colon, Small Colon, and Rectum (the cecum and colon make up the large intestine) The digestion process…

Care Tips for Horses and Hot Weather Conditions

Summer is the perfect time to own a horse. The show and competition circuit are in full swing. Farms and ranches teem with activity. Long, sunlit days lend themselves to lazy trail rides. But summer's hot weather and high humidity pose serious health…

How Horses Help People

Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) make use of partnering with horses to help promote emotional and physical growth. EAAT are particularly useful for people who have ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome,…

Lameness in Horses: Causes, Detection, and Treatments

There is no one specific underlying reason for lameness to occur in a horse. It occurs in all breeds, sizes, confirmations, and disciplines of horses. Reasons for lameness can be anything from pain in the horse or the conditions the horse lives in. The…

6 Ways to Safeguard Your Horse from Laminitis

Laminitis in horses can be a very serious disease that affects the hooves of a horse and can cause lameness in all breeds of horses. Laminitis occurs when there is a cut off of blood flow to the laminae in hooves. Inflammation contributes to the…

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